Sunday, August 4, 2019

Tag "World Cup"

    Nsofor’s brace nails Inter

Nsofor’s brace nails Inter

Super Eagles forward, Victor Obinna Nsofor, sent a message of intent to other strikers vying for places in Coach Stephen Keshi’s World Cup squad by scoring both goals in Chievo’s 2-1 win against Inter Milan in a Serie A match at the Marc'Antonio Bentegodi Stadium on Sunday.Chievo were trailing Inter by a first-half goal from Marco Andreolli before the introduction [...]

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    Martins scores in Sounders’ 1-0 win over Earthquakes

Martins scores in Sounders’ 1-0 win over Earthquakes

Overlooked by Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, in his 30-man provisional World Cup list, Obafemi Martins was determined not to sulk about missing out on the trip to Brazil.Martins, who earlier last week said his World Cup is the next two months playing for the Seattle Sounders, started with his finest goal since joining Major League Soccer.The striker — he [...]

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    Mikel: Argentina won’t be lucky this time around

Mikel: Argentina won’t be lucky this time around

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi believes Nigeria’s Group F World Cup foe, Argentina will bite the dust when both countries meet in the last group match coming up in June 25 at the Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre.Super Eagles face Argentina, Bosnia and Iran in the first round and Mikel said he’s expecting Nigeria to reach the knock-out stage, as they [...]

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    World Cup baby for Odemwingie!

World Cup baby for Odemwingie!

Super Eagles forward Osaze Odemwingie is now the father of two sons.His wife Sarah was wheeling their first child Noah around the garden when the strain appears to have sent her into premature labour.But all's well that ends well because the birth of baby Theo appears to have gone smoothly according to Odemwingie's humorous tweet.“My wife underrated Noah's weight yesterday [...]

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    Omeruo: Easy to play under a manager who was a central defender

Omeruo: Easy to play under a manager who was a central defender

Super Eagles' defender, Kenneth Omeruo, said he’s benefiting from the experiences of club and national team coaches who were seasoned defenders during their playing days.In a chat with FIFA.com, the defender born in October 17, 1993, the month and year Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk won the Nobel Peace Prize, thanked Aitor Karanka and Stephen Keshi for improving [...]

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    Hodgson: Dropping Cole, ‘one of my toughest decisions’

Hodgson: Dropping Cole, ‘one of my toughest decisions’

England manager, Roy Hodgson, claims leaving Ashley Cole out of his World Cup squad is one of the hardest decisions of his career.Cole, 33, announced his international retirement on Twitter last night after turning down a place on Hodgson’s standby list of seven players in support of his 23-man squad for the tournament in Brazil, which begins on June 12.It [...]

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    Cole, Carrick out of England’s WC squad

Cole, Carrick out of England’s WC squad

Manchester United's Michael Carrick and Chelsea's Ashley Cole have been left out of a youthful squad of players named by England Manager, Roy Hodgson for the World Cup.Midfielder Ross Barkley has been selected, with his teenage Everton teammate, John Stones, named on standby. Barkley, 20, who has three caps, is joined by Southampton trio of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and [...]

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    Keshi: Ejide is not injured

Keshi: Ejide is not injured

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi says Austin Ejide, one of the goalkeepers in his 30-man provisional list for the World Cup, is not injured.Speaking during a telephone conversation with TheCable on Monday, the Big Boss, as he is fondly called, debunked the news by a national television station that the Hapoel Be’er Sheva shot-stopper won’t be in Brazil because of [...]

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    Making Keshi’s 23-man squad: The dos, the don’ts

Making Keshi’s 23-man squad: The dos, the don’ts

It is the dream of every Nigerian player to be at the World Cup donning the green-white-green jersey of the country.Making the provisional 30-man list is a first step to boarding the aircraft to Brazil. Not being among the unlucky seven that will get chopped off the list is the next.Here is what each player needs to do and avoid [...]

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    Omeruo demands ‘double money’ from Chelsea

Omeruo demands ‘double money’ from Chelsea

Chelsea run the risk of losing their Nigerian international centre-half, Kenneth Omeruo, on the cheap, after the youngster rejected their latest contract offer.Omeruo, who has impressed under the tutelage of Aitor Karanka on loan at Middlesbrough, is out of contract in the summer of 2015.His agent, Chika Akujobi, wants a better deal from Chelsea before he leaves for the World [...]

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    FIFA World Cup: Nigeria lowest-ranked in Group F

FIFA World Cup: Nigeria lowest-ranked in Group F

The latest FIFA ranking has placed Nigeria on 44th in the world.The ranking, which was released on Thursday, indicates that Nigeria moved only one spot up from 45th in last month’s ranking.Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran, Super Eagles Group F opponents in the World Cup are placed 7th, 25th and 37th, respectively.However, the Super Eagles remain sixth in Africa, with Cote [...]

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    My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

There are only a few minutes until Coach Stephen Keshi names his provisional World Cup squad. But just before he does, here is my own list. It is not a provisional list of 32 players. Instead, it is a list of players who will fly to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, if I were the Super Eagles coach.VINCENT ENYEAMA (Lille, France): Since [...]

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    Nigeria can stop Messi through ‘a simple tactic’

Nigeria can stop Messi through ‘a simple tactic’

Multiple title winner in many countries and former Ajax, Machelen and Anderlecht manager Aad de Mos says that Nigeria's Super Eagles need to have their feet planted on the ground going into the World Cup in Brazil.He also spoke on how Nigeria should contain Argentine wizard, Lionel Messi, in their group match at the World Cup.Speaking to TheCable in Eindhoven, [...]

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    Pardew tips Ameobi for management role

Pardew tips Ameobi for management role

Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew, may have led the team to a club-record six straight defeats in the league, but he could still see the leadership skills in striker Shola Ameobi and as backed him to become a manager.The Super Eagles forward, a product of the club’s youth system, has made 310 league appearances for the Magpies since making his debut [...]

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    Van Gaal to be take over at United after World Cup

Van Gaal to be take over at United after World Cup

Louis van Gaal and Manchester United have agreed that the Dutch coach should become the club's manager next season, once he has completed the World Cup in Brazil with the Netherlands. According to Dutch daily,  De Telegraaf, first talks between the parties began a fortnight ago, before the sack of David Moyes, and an agreement was reached on Friday night after talks [...]

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    Nigerian league managers launch fund to entice players with international exposure

Nigerian league managers launch fund to entice players with international exposure

The League Management Company (LMC) has launched an innovation to attract Nigerian players with international exposure to play in the Glo Premier League.According to Chief Operating Officer of LMC, Salihu Abubakar, the innovation is tagged Elite Players Project.The statement said that LMC will allow the 20 clubs participating in the league to register a maximum of two ex-international players in addition to [...]

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